Essentials to Building and Maintaining a High Performance Workforce

3 Essentials to Building and Maintaining a High Performance Workforce

People are the heart and soul of businesses and organizations; they fuel every facet of success.   Attracting, hiring, and engaging the right people is vital for the growth and success of your company.   We’re in the midst of an ongoing economic recovery, and Millennials—the largest generation in history (95 million compared with 78 …

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Global Research: The Great Work Study

Global Research: The Great Work Study

Executive summary   The Great Work study was the primary source of the five skills discussed in Great Work, the book. This study, which began in early 2010, was designed by members and partners of the O.C. Tanner Institute to help define “great work” and test the hypothesis that there are specific skills that anyone …

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Keep Your Talent from Walking Out

Keep Your Talent from Walking Out

Quit rates are up.   According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the socalled “Annual Quits Rate”—the rate at which employees voluntarily leave their employers—has been trending up since the height of the recession in July 2009. (Figure 1) Based on forecasts of an improving economy and historical trending data, this Annual Quits Rate will …

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The 11 Different Types Of Friends That 20-Somethings Have

The 11 Different Types Of Friends That 20-Somethings Have

Adam Ellis from Buzzfeed has come up with a fun list of the friends that many 20-somethings have.   The list ranges from “The Professional”, the driven friend who makes you feel like you should be doing more with your life, to “The Wanderer”, who prefers relaxing and doing what she loves.   Of course, …

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Building Employee Retention in Your Company

Building Employee Retention in Your Company

In the face of a growing talent shortage, few companies can afford to ignore strategies for employee retention.   But how can we create a magnetic and sticky culture that not only attracts candidates to us, but helps us hang on to the great talent we already have?   We need answers!      

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talent strategy

10 Predictions to Guide Your Talent Strategy in 2015

2015 will likely be a tumultuous and transformational year in many areas of corporate talent strategy.   The global economic recovery, changing demographics and rapid changes in the technology landscape have come together to redefine the entire nature of work.   In Bersin’s new report, Predictions for 2015: Redesigning the Organization for a Rapidly Changing …

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Report on Job Absence & Turnover (2014 3rd Quarter)

Report on Job Absence & Turnover

Bloomberg BNA‘s Job Absence and Turnover reports provide focused quarterly employment statistics covering employee turnover and unscheduled job absences.   Top-line results and summaries are presented followed by breakouts for employment sector, workforce size, and geographic region.   This survey is conducted among a panel of human resource executives representing organizations around the United States. …

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Strengthen The Link Between Pay And Performance

Strengthen The Link Between Pay And Performance

As a leader within your organization, what can you do to drive performance?     Most organizations claim a pay for performance philosophy and strategy. But for many, there is a disconnection between words and actions. Many things get in the way of achieving a true pay for performance structure.   Learn easy steps to …

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Employee Performance Management

Employee Performance Management

The definitive guide to best practices in employee performance management is finally here! A winning performance management strategy focuses on aligning the organization’s workforce, improving employee performance, supporting employee development and driving better business results all year round. It must be ongoing, iterative process. Otherwise, it simply won’t deliver.   In Employee performance management: A step-by-step …

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